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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Speakers talked about the economy and future tools available to lawmakers when another recession hits. Several of the panelists worked in previous administrations including those of…

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    Economic Policy in the George W. Bush Presidency

    Panelists talked about economic policy during the George W. Bush administration. Speakers included officials who served in the Council of Economic Advisers, the National Economic Council, and the…

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    Home Affordable Modification Program

    Phillip Swagel talked about the five-year anniversary of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which allows at-risk homeowners to temporarily reduce their mortgage payments. As of early 2014, over one million…

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    2008 Financial Crisis, Economic Advisors Panel

    Economic advisors from the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations talked about the economic impact of the 2008 financial crisis. David Wessel moderated. “2008 Revisited: The Economics of the Crisis” was…

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    Regulation of Large Banks

    Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers.

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    Republican Job Creation Proposals

    Phillip Swagel talked about Republican proposals for job creation and economic growth, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Some of the proposals include reducing…

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    Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

    A hearing was held on the compliance of the mortgage industry in response to a request to delay foreclosures until the institution of the Hope for Homeowners Program. Topics included the…

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    Preventing Mortgage Disclosures, Part 2

    A hearing was held on the compliance of the mortgage industry in response to a request to delay foreclosures until the institution of the Hope for Homeowners Program. Topics included the…

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    U.S. Economy

    Assistant Secretary Swagel was interviewed about the state of the U.S. economy, including the stock market, subprime mortgage rates, the housing industry, and the ‘credit crunch.’ After he…

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    Flood Insurance

    The Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on HR 920, the Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2007. The legislation would amend…

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